Role: Head of Corporate Affairs
Rate- £43 PAYE Per hour - £45 PAYE
Hours - 37.5 Hours
Length of Contract: 2-6 Months
•Act as principal advisor to the Chief Executive, Chair, Board of Directors and Council of Governors on all issues relating to corporate governance
•Ensure the Trust's corporate affairs are undertaken to the highest standards of probity and in accordance with legislative and statutory requirements
•Support the Board and Chief Executive in fulfilling their roles with respect
Council of Governors
•Provide independent expert advice and support to the Chief Executive, Chair and Board of Directors on all matters relating to statutory and legislative compliance and interpretation
•Support the Chair and Chief Executive in ensuring that the foundation trust has a robust governance framework that complies with Monitor's licence conditions as they relate to governance, and takes account of the NHS Foundation Trust Code of Governance and other relevant best practice recommendations in corporate governance
•Provide advice to the board, council of governors, their committees, directors and governors, on upholding legal requirements of the constitution and the NHS Act.
•With the Chair, ensure that the Board of Directors and its Committees are properly constituted, operated and supported, according to Standing Orders and the regulatory framework
•Provide authoritative advice to Chief Executive, Chair, Board of Directors and Council of Governors on legal, constitutional matters, correct and proper conduct of business and meetings. Commission and provide briefings for external legal advice where necessary to ensure the efficient and effective resolution of issues.
•Scrutinise and report to the Board of Directors all new regulatory developments
•Assess the governance implications of papers put to the Board of Directors and Council of Governors
•Ensure all Registers required by the Constitution or related legislation are established and maintained, and along with any appropriate reports make sure they are available for public inspection in line with statutory requirements
•Ensure key corporate governance documents (the Board and Council standing orders, the constitution, the scheme of delegation and reservation of powers, the standing financial instructions, and the standards of business conduct) are in place, acted upon and reviewed as necessary, and with the Finance Director ensure standing financial instructions are similarly in place, reviewed and acted upon by the board
•With the Chief Executive and Finance Director take a lead role in the preparation and publication of statutory annual returns, including the annual accounts and annual report ensuring they are presented to the Regulator and laid before Parliament in accordance with prescribed timescales.
Board/Committee secretariat function
•Provide an effective Board/Board Committee secretariat function including administrative support to facilitate the effective working of the Board and Board Committees through the management of the Committee Secretary and Deputy Company Secretary.
•Work with the Chair and Chief Executive to create a rolling annual plan of meetings, and expected agenda items. Make sure that the work flow between committees and the board and/or council of governors is properly planned to meet internal and external deadlines and such that items of business are being considered at the appropriate time in the most appropriate forum.
•Work with the Chair and Chief Executive to develop and maintain an agreed system for identifying which items of business of a board or council of governors meeting should be discussed in private.
•Ensure through the Committee Secretary that the agenda and papers for meetings are circulated in sufficient time for the attendees to be able to fully consider the issues in advance of any meeting.
•On a regular basis, review the secretariat's processes with the Chair (such as agenda/board paper format) to ensure they are fit for purpose.
•Provide advice as required to the chairs of meetings on issues around conduct of meetings.
•Ensure minutes of the Board of Directors, the Council of Governors and Committees properly record decisions made and their context
•Provide advice and support to the Trust 's governance structures as required, including the Board of Directors, Council of Governors and Audit Committee
•Ensure that arrangements are in place for the safe custody and application of the common seal.
Applicants should be confident in their own abilities and keen learners in order to fulfil the role to the best of your ability. If this sounds like you, and if you want to discuss the role further then please contact Matt at service care solutions on 01772 208 953. Alternatively, please email. [ Email address blocked ] .
•The Benefits of Service Care Solutions:
•* £250 training allowance
•* Excellent pay rates
•* Exceptional referral bonuses
•* Specialist's Non-Medical Non Clinical consultants offering single point of contact
•* Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
•* Nationwide provider of staff to cover over 40 different NHS trust and private organisations
•* DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge